This Fact Sheet outlines the requirements to become an accredited family dispute resolution (FDR) practitioner able to issue section 60I certificates under t
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This fact sheet explains the requirements for the delivery of the marriage celebrancy units as part of the Certificate IV in Celebrancy.
All Commonwealth-registered marriage celebrants, including religious marriage celebrants, must complete five hours of OPD every calendar year (January to December) unless an exemption has been granted.
Gives Commonwealth-registered marriage celebrants guidance on issues to consider when completing Notices of Intended Marriage.
Read examples of Notice of Intended Marriage forms that have been completed using existing scenarios.
As a Commonwealth-registered marriage celebrant, you must complete 5 hours of OPD every calendar year (January to December). This includes religious marriage celebrants.
Information and resources for parents returning their child or children to Australia, either voluntarily or following a court order.
The department assesses and recommends to the Attorney-General whether to ask the Governor-General to declare a religious organisation to be a recognised denomination under Section 26 of the Marriage Act 1961.
The portal gives you access to add ongoing professional development (OPD) activities you have completed and upload your certificate of completion.
The services outlined in the fact sheet are designed to help resolve family law matters quickly and safely, while looking after your wellbeing. Some of the services are also available to family members and friends of couples experiencing relationship issues.
This Fact Sheet provides general information about practice issues and queries that family dispute resolution (FDR) practitioners may encounter.
2018 announcement that the Australian Taxation Office will be authorised to provide superannuation information directly to the courts to speed up the time it takes to resolve family law disputes.
2018 announcement of funding for Commonwealth-funded specialist domestic violence units and health justice partnerships across Australia, and expand them to provide integrated financial advice, counselling and literacy services to women.
2018 announcement of new funding for Legal Aid Commissions in each state and territory to conduct a two year trial of lawyer-assisted mediation to help families divide their property after separation.
2018 announcement of new funding to conduct a two year trial of a simpler and faster process for dividing property between separated couples.
2018 announcement of a Bill to protect victims of family violence by banning direct cross-examination in certain circumstances, and require that cross-examination instead be conducted by a legal representative.
2018 announcement of funding for Family Relationship Centres across Australia to provide mediation services to families to help them reach agreements about splitting their property after separation.
This Fact Sheet outlines the requirements for family dispute resolution (FDR) practitioners to screen and assess clients prior to undertaking FDR and issuing section 60I certificates under the Family Law Act 1975 (the Family Law Act).
This Fact Sheet outlines the ongoing accreditation obligations of family dispute resolution (FDR) practitioners under the Family Law Act 1975 (the Family Law Act) and the Family Law (Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners) Regulations 2008 (the Regulations).
This Fact Sheet outlines the provisions for suspension and cancellation of the accreditation of family dispute resolution (FDR) practitioners under the Family Law (Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners) Regulations 2008.